Acton in history

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J. W. Lewis, 1890 - Acton (Mass. : Town) - 308 pages
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Page 275 - As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away : So he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, • Neither shall his place know him any more.
Page 285 - ... five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a term of five years.
Page 248 - So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm,— A cry of defiance and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo forevermore!
Page 299 - Minnesota since 1868; received a public-school education; taught school; read law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, since which time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession ; was elected to the Fiftieth Congress, and was re-elected to the Fifty-first Congress as a.
Page 246 - The rising morning can't assure That we shall end the day ; For death stands ready at the door, To seize our lives away.
Page 262 - Duty's regiment; raised by the province of Massachusetts Bay for the reduction of Canada ; enlisted May 2, 1758; reported discharged Nov.
Page 258 - It was two by the village clock When he came to the bridge in Concord town He heard the bleating of the flock, And the twitter of birds among the trees, And felt the breath of the morning breeze Blowing over the meadows brown.
Page 241 - ... that the Inhabitants of any of the towns of this Province by law are or ought to be vested with. Provided, That the Inhabitants of the said Town of Methuen, do within the space of Three Years from the Publication of this Act, erect and finish a suitable house for the Pubiick Worship of (rod, and procure and settle a Learned, Orthodox minister of good conversation and make provision for his comfortable and honorable support...
Page 267 - He shall not waste his and his master's goods, nor lend them unlawfully to any. He shall not commit Fornication, nor contract Matrimony within the said Term: At Cards, Dice, or any other unlawful game, he shall not play...
Page 248 - For these reasons, as well as many others which might be produced, we are confirmed in the opinion, that the present age will be deficient in their duty to God, their posterity and themselves, if they do not establish an American republic.

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